John Quincy Adams Reports House Bill H. 418

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Summary

Mr. John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts reports bill H. 418 for the disposal and management of the James Smithson fund, reiterating the provisions of H. 386 which would create a national astronomical observatory.

Subject

  • Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 268-276.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 7, 1844

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Congressional Debates
  • Astronomy

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